The Bachelorette

Ben C.

Age: 28

Occupation: Lawyer

Hometown: Lake Charles, LA

Are you comfortable wearing swimwear in public? Yes, please just Photoshop out my love handles (Joke) Seriously though, I do have love handles.

What kind of music do you listen to most often? Hip Hop, Classical, Pop.

What is your favorite sport? Soccer, I’m obsessed with playing and watching.

Where did you grow up? Paris, France (Ages 1 -2), Tokyo (Ages 2-3), London (Ages 3-13), Lake Charles, LA (Ages 13-17)

Tattoo Count: 0


Age: 28

Occupation: Butcher

Hometown: Saddle River, NJ

What are your three best attributes? Being loyal. Being entertaining, Taking care of business.

What is the most outrageous thing you have ever done? I flew a glider last year. That is a plane with no engine.

What is your most embarrassing moment? Having my pants pulled down by a gang of girls in the second grade.

What does your ideal mate look like? I don’t know, I haven’t met her yet. HELLO!!!

Tattoo Count: 0


Age: 31

Occupation: Portfolio Manager

Hometown: New York, NY

What is your most embarrassing moment? I had a teacher walk in on me while I was hooking up in boarding school.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you bring and why? Paper + pen to design tools/plan. A Tolstoy novel because they take forever to understand.

Do you consider yourself athletic? Yes. I work out with a trainer 6 times every week.

What do you wish we had asked you? I love to wear a tuxedo. I can tie a bowtie perfectly while blindfolded.

Tattoo Count: 0

Only one Canadian will feature on the new season of The Bachelorette, starting this month on Citytv.

Gibbons native Chris Malhomme will be the only contestant flying the Canadian flag on the reality dating show which features bachelorette Ashley Herbert.

Malhomme, president of JVR Construction, will compete along with 24 other men for the heart of Herbert, who was a finalist on the previous season of The Bachelor with Brad Womack.

Malhomme lists his three best attributes on his official bio as “smart, funny and fearless” and cites his mom as the person he admires the most.

“She had to raise two kids in a grain elevator with no money,” his bio reads. “She made it and has done well.”

Catch The Bachelorette on Citytv starting May 23.

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Ashley Hebert’s unwillingness to admit she was in love with Brad on season 15 of The Bachelor may have cost her the final rose, but now the bouncy brunette is ready to risk it all in order to find “the one.”

This time she’s handing out the roses and with 25 suitors vying for her affections, she will have some big decisions to make. Watch as Ashley’s journey begins – with a shocking twist when the seventh edition of The Bachelorette premieres at a special time Monday, May 23, at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT) on Citytv (s/ABC). The Bachelorette will return to its regular time Monday, May 30 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT). 

The drama begins immediately on the season premiere episode when Chris Harrison discovers that Ashley already knows about one of the men, Bentley, before meeting him. A former Bachelor cast member warned her that Bentley might be there for the wrong reasons.A Wall Street banker, Ames, is right on the money when he offers Ashley a pair of tickets to the ballet. Ben F., a winemaker who knows his way around fine wines, pours a glass for Ashley from her own special vintage that he created. Meanwhile Jeff, a mysterious masked bachelor who wants to be known for more than his pretty face attempts to draw all of Ashley’s attention. When Bentley finally arrives, Ashley starts off being cynical, but is blown away by how attractive and charming he is. 

Once inside, the competition between the men begins. Ben C., an attorney, makes his case by communicating a romantic message to Ashley from across the room on giant cue cards. From behind his mask, Jeff explains that he wants her to get to get to know the person he is on the inside. Then, Mike has a special song for the Bachelorette and starts to accompany himself on his guitar. Tensions mount and sparks fly as the bachelors vie for the first impression rose. Finally at the end of the night, Ashley will eliminate seven of the 25 men, leaving 18 to compete for her affections and, ultimately, her heart. 


Ashley’s 25 suitors are: (in alphabetical order) 

Ames, 31, a portfolio manager from New York, NY 

Anthony, 28, a butcher from Wyckoff, NJ 

Ben C., 28, a lawyer from New Orleans, LA 

Ben F., 28, a winemaker from Sonoma, CA 

Bentley, 28, a businessman from Salt Lake City, UT 

Blake, 27, a dentist from Greenville, SC 

Chris D., 25, a sports marketing coordinator from Chicago, IL 

Chris M., 27, a construction company CEO from Edmonton, Canada 

Constantine, 30, a restaurant owner from Atlanta, GA 

Frank, 29, a college admissions director from Murfreesboro, TN 

Jeff, 35, an entrepreneur from St. Louis, MO 

Jon, 26, an e-commerce executive from Vancouver, WA 

J.P., 34, a construction manager from New York, NY 

Lucas, 30, an oilfield equipment distributor from Odessa, TX 

Matt, 28, an office supply salesman from Bridgewater, MA 

Michael, 29, a technology salesman from San Diego, CA 

Mickey, 31, a chef from Cleveland, OH 

Nick, 26, a personal trainer from Tampa, FL 

Rob, 27, a technology executive from Monroe, MI 

Ryan M., 27, a construction estimator from Royal Oak, MI 

Ryan P, 31, a solar energy executive from Corona Del Mar, CA 

Stephen, 27, a hairstylist from Manhattan Beach, CA 

Tim, 35, a liquor distributor from Long Beach, NY 

West, 30, a lawyer from Chapin, SC 

William, 30, a cellular phone salesman from Galloway, OH 


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Details have been released today regarding the new season of The Bachelorette featuring Ashley Herbert.

Included in this season’s dates are a private concert by Colbie Caillat and Far East Movement, a chance to appear on stage for a Las Vegas show and a floating dinner on the Las Vegas Bellagio Hotel’s lake.

Locations the show will visit over the season are Thailand, Hong Kong, Taipei and Fiji.

The full list of the 25 bachelors aiming to win Ashley’s love will be released on Tuesday. Among them will be a former professional baseball player, a chef, a winery owner and a solar energy executive.

The Bachelorette begins on Citytv on May 23 at 9pm.

Source: Digital Spy

Citytv is serving up brand new seasons of the hottest Summer primetime series packed with plenty of romance, reality, talent, intrigue and larger–than-life personalities. See below for Citytv’s summer primetime schedule. 

“The viewer response to America’s Got Talent on Citytv last summer was tremendous,” commented Malcolm Dunlop, Executive Vice President, Programming, Rogers Media Television. “We are confident that Citytv will be the station to watch all summer long, with new seasons of hit favourites like AGT and The Bachelorette coupled with the fresh series like Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.” 

Citytv Summer primetime premiere dates are as follows: (listed in chronological order): 

The Bachelorette, Season 7 (s/ABC) premieres Monday, May 23 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT,10MT) **Special Time**The Bachelorette will return to its regular time slot Monday, May 30 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT) 

Ashley Hebert, 26, couldn’t admit she was in love with Brad Womack – and it might have cost her the final rose – but that’s all in the past. The energetic and vivacious Hebert, who is ready to start a new life with a soul mate she might soon meet, will get a second chance at love when she stars in the seventh edition of The Bachelorette, hosted by Chris Harrison. 

Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, (s/ABC) premieres Monday, May 30 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 8MT) 

In a unique, non-competitive show about weight loss – unlike anything seen on television – Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition will document the amazing makeover of eight courageous, “super obese” people. In an unprecedented 365 days, these individuals set out to safely lose half of their body weight, ultimately revealing an amazing metamorphosis. In each of the eight one-hour episodes, the participants undergo a transformation not only of their bodies, but of who they are as individuals. Trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell (The 650-Pound Virgin) will guide each of the eight participants through their transformation process by moving into their homes with their families or loved ones. By assuring that they have the proper nourishment and exercise movement, Chris will provide a fresh perspective to individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight. 


America’s Got Talent, Season 6 (s/NBC) premieres Tuesday, May 31 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 9MT) with a second episode each week on Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT) starting June 1 (s/NBC) 

America’s Got Talent, returns this summer with the hottest performers from across the country ready to compete in the blockbuster reality show’s sixth season. Celebrity judges Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan return, while actor/producer/comedian Nick Cannon returns as host. With the talent search open to acts of all ages, America’s Got Talent has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing performers from across the country. The series is a true celebration of all talents, featuring a colorful array of hopeful stars, including singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists, all vying for their chance to strut and perform on stage hoping to win America’s hearts — and the $1 million prize. 


Murdoch Mysteries, Season 4 premieres Tuesday, June 7 at 8pm ET/PT/MT (7CT) 

Set in late 1890s Toronto, Murdoch Mysteries explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson, Sue Thomas F.B. Eye), a handsome detective using radical forensic techniques for the time to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. The fourth season will throw some difficult challenges Detective Murdoch’s way. To start, pathologist Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy, Durham County), who departed Toronto for a new job at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo at the end of season three, may have found a compelling reason to stay in the United States. Her replacement, the ill-tempered Dr. Francis (Paul Rhys; Being Human) from Scotland Yard, will clash frequently with the even-tempered Murdoch. In other episodes, an old flame returns to pay Murdoch a visit under tragic circumstances; a crime spree leads Murdoch to a mysterious wise woman (Lisa Ray; Bollywood Top Ten Best) at a Gypsy camp; elusive spy Terence Meyers (Peter Keleghan) reappears when Murdoch investigates a case that could threaten Canadian–American relations; and a wedding takes place in the season finale…but who will be walking down the aisle? Featuring special guest stars including Victor Garber, Leah Pinsent, Lisa Faulkner, Craig Olejnik (The Listener) and a cameo appearance from Prime Minister Stephen Harper. See all this and more in the much anticipated fourth season of Murdoch Mysteries. 


Hell’s Kitchen, Season 9, premieres Tuesday, July 19 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 8MT) 

Gordon Ramsay, the Michelin-starred chef that contestants love to hate returns for a ninth action-packed season. Back behind the hotplate and cooking on gas, Gordon is certain to make temperatures rise as more restaurateur hopefuls pit their wits and cooking skills against each other, under his watchful eye. The prize for the lucky winner is the chance to run their own restaurant. 


Marriage Ref, Season 2 (s/NBC), premieres Sunday, June 26 at 10pm (9CT, 7MT) 

The Marriage Ref has Jerry Seinfeld back and in the producer’s chair for an all-new and improved second season. In this revealing comedy panel series, real-life married couples take center stage as their quirky, funny, and relatable disputes are explored, examined — and ultimately judged. New for this season, couples will appear in-studio and face a panel of “experts” composed of top celebrities and comedians who weigh-in and decide which spouse is right. This will give couples something they have always wanted but have never had — a clear winner. At the end of each episode, the studio audience will vote to make one of the winners “The Rightest of the Right.” That person will receive $25,000 and their own billboard, in their hometown, declaring they are right. Comedian Tom Papa (The Informant!) returns as the host and the “ref.” 


Bachelor Pad, Season 2 (s/ABC) premieres Monday, August 8 at 8pm (7CT, 9MT) 

Fan-favourites, arch-rivals, villains, and the sexiest participants from the hugely successful Bachelor franchise reunite under one roof in a competitive reality series for a “second chance” at love as Bachelor Pad returns for a second season. At the end of the season, see who will emerge victorious to take home a cash prize … and maybe even find “the one.” 

The Bachelorette franchise has its newest recruit with news that Ashley Herbert will search for love on the show’s upcoming season.

Herbert, who made it to the finale few on Brad Womack’s recent season of The Bachelor, was confirmed as the new Bachelorette on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night.

“My family is so excited, they really are,” the dental student said . “They’re so supportive. Everyone in my life has been really great through this whole process.”

Herbert was “sworn in” as the new Bachelorette by Kimmel on the show last night, before being presented with a wheelbarrow full of roses.

The Bachelorette will begin on May 23 on Citytv.

Source: Digital Spy

The Bachelor and The Bachelorette will both return after being renewed for more seasons by ABC.

The former will chalk up its 16th season at the beginning of next year while the latter will return for season number seven in May of this year.

With the finale of The Bachelor taking place tonight, a new Bachelorette will also be announced for the upcoming season.

Catch the finale tonight on Citytv at 8pm ET/PT.

Jimmy Kimmel Live will have the announcement.

Source: Digital Spy

A former contestant on the reality show The Bachelorette has been found dead in California.

The body of Julien Hug, who featured on Canadian Jillian Harris’ season of the reality show, was found in a remote area off State Route 74 near Riverside, CA.

Hug was among the contestants who received a rose on the opening night of the competition before being let go by Harris on the second episode.

“I am completely heartbroken for the Hug family, and my whole heart goes out to them today as they mourn a precious life that ended far too soon,” Harris said in a statement. “It’s very difficult to find the words to express my condolences, but I will always remember Julien’s gentle demeanor and kind heart, which will be sadly missed.”

Fellow contestant Kiptyn Locke said: “[Julien was] one of the most positive, standout people I have met. 

“He was always trying to help other people. From the very first time I met him, he was just a very selfless guy.”

Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Melissa Nieburger told local papers that Hug’s body was discovered in a remote area which you would need to hike to get to.

There is no news yet on the cause of death.

Source: Digital Spy